John Burke defeated Jeffery Xiong in playoff to win 2018 US Chess Masters

US Chess Masters is a 9-round Swiss Open Chess Tournament

Final chess standings (top 70)


An Official US Chess Championship

Friday, August 17, 2018 Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409

9-round Swiss. Time control: 40/90/inc. 30; SD 30/inc. 30

GM, WGM, IM, WIM norms possible. Has been SuperSwiss last 5 years

Eligibility: USCF or FIDE Chess Master title required. Juniors USCF 2000 rating at any time

Chess prizes $27,000 total:

All chess prizes are unconditionally guaranteed

1st: $7,000, 2nd: $4,000; 3rd: $3,000; 4th: $2,000; 5th: $1,500; 6th: $1,000; 7th: $1,000; 8th: $1,000; 9th: $1,000; 10th: $1,000

Class prizes: U2500: $900, $600; U2400: $700, $500; U2300: $600, $400

U2200: $500, $300. All class prizes based on FIDE chess rating

Entry fees:

GM/Foreign IMs: FREE; US IMs and NC residents: $199. Others: $249 by Aug.12th

Add $50 if late entry. $25 discount for playing in the 2018 Washington Chess International

No entry fee taken out of chess prize winnings, you keep it all!